Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
3/16/2017Maryland Institute College of Arts
Proposal
BFAProduct Design4/28/2017Recommended5/1/2017
Product Design Program Description
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design is a full-time undergraduate program targeted to aspiring designers seeking in-depth education in conceptual development, design, and production of industrial and consumer products. Students will learn to design for multiple scales of production, and across various sectors. The program prepares students for competitive employment opportunities across commercial, medical, educational, and non-profit organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The curriculum will encompass a full range of concepts, skills, and methodologies, from 3D design fundamentals to advanced electives tailored to specific career goals. Emphasis will be placed upon contemporary design thinking; interdisciplinary and collaborative modes of research and production; a deep understanding of materials; blending of physical and digital systems; and business skills and entrepreneurial culture. This program prepares students who are interested in a design career or those hoping to pursue graduate studies in product design or other similar fields.